Inside the COVID-19 cleaning regime of Queensland’s country NRL stadium

Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank stadium will host just its second ever NRL game tomorrow night, as the North Queensland Cowboys and Gold Coast Titans prepare to do battle.

But before players step foot onto the new turf, its been all systems go cleaning and disinfecting.

“There’s a lot we haven’t had to worry about but obviously making sure all of the players and the staff, contractors that are here are safe we have had to spend a lot of time working other initiatives,” Venue Manager, Mirella Taylor said.

High-touch areas are being disinfected frequently ahead of the game. (9News)
segregated walkways to keep players away from officials. (9News)

Cleaning regimes have ramped up, with both changing rooms off limits, only player and club staff allowed into the zone.

“It’s regular disinfecting of those high touch points like door handles, rails lifts etc.”

With all live sport taking a 2-month hiatus, footy fans have been missing their favourite players, but for Queensland Country Bank Stadium Grounds Manager, Bruce Fouracre it hasn’t been so sombre.

All door handles are being wiped down too. (9News)

“It’s just been good having the whole ground to myself and not having to worry about footballers ripping it up anything like that”

The Titans will fly into Townsville tomorrow.

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